Health Info & Resources

This information is intended for informational purposes only. Please consult a medical professional with any questions or concerns.

For New Students

University Health Service provides a range of services including primary care, women's health, allergy injections, travel care and nutrition. If you are a student enrolled in at least one credit hour, there is no cost to see a provider, regardless of what health insurance you have.

Alcohol & Drugs

Alcohol and drug abuse can affect people in a variety of ways and can impact individuals, friends and family members. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 14 million Americans (7.4 percent of the population) meet the diagnostic criteria for alcohol abuse or alcoholism.

Birth Control

There are a number of methods that can be used to prevent pregnancy. The right form of contraception depends on the individual, and on a variety of medical factors. Learn more about each method in order to have an informed conversation with a medical professional.

Class Excuse Policy

When you are experiencing an illness that could be passed to your classmates, professors and other community members, we encourage you to make the best choice for your own health, and that of others. Please review the official class excuse policy when it is necessary to miss scheduled class sessions.

Guided Relaxation Excercises

These audio tracks can provide meditation excercises for you while in your room, studying, or whenever you need a relaxing moment. Our special concern is for first-year students who require time to adapt themselves to their new environment. To ensure this, the staff has recorded "Guided Relaxation Exercises" on meditation, anxiety management, coping with loneliness and stress management.

Immunizations

Immunizations are available at Health Services by appointment. These pages provide basic information on each type of disease and immunization, but your physician will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Needle Stick Injuries

Persons working with bloody, body fluids and sharps are at increased risk for contracting infectious diseases such as Hepatitus B, Hepatitus C, HIV and other blood-borne pathogens. These diseases are preventable as long as sharps are careful handled and disposed of properly.